Are you interested in being more engaged in your community and our organization? Looking for a leadership position that aligns with your professional goals and objectives? The Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce encourages you to become an involved member of our organization through committee engagement and leadership opportunities. Consider joining the Chamber for one of the following committees:
Special Events Committee:
The special events committee works to support the chamber in the planning, promotion, and sponsorship identification for chamber signature programming including the black elected officials reception, the annual awards program, chamber summits, and corporate programming. Click here to sign up.
- Meet and Greets /Meet the Leaders
- Small Business Award Program
Natalie M. Cofield, President & CEO, Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce
Jenine Adams, Account Manager, ClearChannel
Government Affairs Committee:
The Advocacy & Government Affairs committee promotes pro-business legislation, advocates on behalf of issues of concern to the African American community within the Greater Austin region. This committee works to provide remarks, testimony and opposes legislation which threatens a healthy business climate and quality-of-life at both state and local levels. Click here to sign up.
- Black Elected Officials
- Texas Legislative Black Caucus
- CBCF Policy Visit
- US Black Chamber DC
Ashton Cumberbatch, Vice President, Advocacy & Community and Government Relations, The Seton Healthcare Family
AJ Bingham, Legislative Director, McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consult
Black Technology Council:
The BTC’s mission is to accelerate engagement and entrepreneurship, identify and share best practices across industry, and encourage inclusivity and representation amongst Black technology professionals in the Greater Austin region. Click here to sign up.
- Technology Programming
Lola Bakare, Chief of Staff, Strategy Integration, Dell
Rob Jackson, Project Manager, IBM
International Affairs Committee:
The international outreach committee is focused on developing programming and conducting outreach to Afro-decent communities and Afro-diaspora organizations within the Greater Austin region to support the chamber’s international programming and to encourage the involvement and participation of international communities within the Chamber’s efforts. Click here to sign up.
- Trade Missions
- African Diaspora Fellowships
- African Diaspora outreach
Steve Wanta, Executive Director, Whole Planet Foundation & CCAACC Board Member
The education committee is focused on policy, issues and programs in the areas of K-12 and higher education within the Greater Austin region advocating on behalf of minority students and the minority workforce. Click here to sign up.
- Principal for a Day
- AISD and K-12 outreach
- Higher education and vocational outreach
- Workforce development
Patricia Hayes, Principle, PVH Consulting & CCAACC Board Member
Entrepreneurship and Business Development
The Entrepreneurship and Business Development committee works to share ideas and best practice strategies to help small business members operate more efficiently and profitably. The committee also works to assist small business learn what it takes to obtain and secure local, state and federal government procurement contracts. Click here to sign up.
- Procurement Series
- Business Lunch and Learns
- Member to Member Discounts